THE VALLEY OF HEART's DELIGHT
Born in Saint-Nazaire, France, July 12, 1840. Than at the age of
nine years he left home and followed the sea until he came to California
in 1859, and has natuarally seen a great deal of the world. In
the last-named year he came to Santa Clara county and after working
for wages on a fam was employed in a store in San Jose. In
1861-62 he was engaged in the charcoal business, as well as other
matters, until 1865, when he purchased his present mountain farm of
nine hundred acres, adapted for stock-raising. Married, December
11, 1871, Arabella Grant, May, 1878, by whom they are these children: Francois M.
born December 29, 1872; Leonard J, born March 6, 1874. Married,
secondly, September 22, 1878, Mrs. Emma Webster, and has: Albert
C., born June 9, 1880; Bertha A. Webster, born January 28, 1878; a
daughter by a former marriage.